Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Tuesday? A fan-made Spectre trailer brings back Roger Moore as 007, Howard the Duck gets a new big-budget "remix" and a unique Star Wars video gives the franchise a True Detective-style opening credits scene. But first, we have a wonderful mashup of The Walking Dead and Deadpool. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Walking Dead and Deadpool Mashup
David Elmaleh and his wonderful mashup videos are quickly becoming a regular fixture on Nerd Alert, and today he delivers once again, expertly combining The Walking Dead and Deadpool. The only thing wrong with this is we only get 1 minute and 20 seconds of awesome mashup action. Hopefully we can persuade David Elmaleh to make even longer videos in the future because these are just fantastic.
Star Wars Gets a True Detective Opening Sequence
With the second season of True Detective coming to a close this past Sunday, Star Wars Minute has decided to give the Star Wars franchise an opening credits sequence using the same format as this HBO show, using the flashy iconography associated with that galaxy far, far away instead of True Detective's occultist symbolism. Since many were vastly disappointed by True Detective Season 2, this video may cure the angst.
Howard the Duck Gets a Marvel Remix
After spending decades as a largely forgotten character, Howard the Duck was thrust back into the spotlight last year, featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene. Today, Vulture is giving the duck his due, putting together a new Remix that shows what it would be like if Howard were brought in to join The Avengers. Improbable as this scenario may be, it's still another wonderful Vulture Remix.
Spectre Fan Trailer Starring Roger Moore
Mars VFX has put together a fantastic trailer that combines footage from Roger Moore's 007 movies with the highly-anticipated Spectre. The video is edited with the utmost precision and even though these movies are decades removed from each other, it's still put together in a convincing way. The video was even given the stamp of approval by Roger Moore himself.
I'm back. https://t.co/ylaUnnCa74— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August 8, 2015
Real Fake History Explores Starcraft 2
Machinima's Real Fake History is back with another episode, delving into the world of Starcraft 2 for this week's installment. This humorous video explores the relationship between Eugene and Jay, a Terran and a Zerg, who were changed forever after one fateful battle. Be sure to check back next week for the latest installment of Real Fake History.
Grand Theft Auto V Gets a New Hulkbuster Mod
Youtuber Lion Kolla has created yet another amusing mod for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto V, which allows fans to play as the Hulkbuster from this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hulkbuster has no trouble picking up cars and tossing them around like rag dolls in this two-minute video, which shows that there are no limits to the mods that can be created for this game. I only wonder which beloved pop culture character will appear in Los Gatos next.
10 Biggest Superhero Deaths in History
Watch Mojo has put together a 10-minute video that breaks down the 10 biggest superhero deaths of all time. Any topic as divisive as this will surely be discussed thoroughly by fans, but the #1 death on this list is surely iconic. This list only delves into the comics, and not the superhero movies they're based on, and it provides a lot of food for thought.
Infographic Shows Star Wars' Influence in Films and TV
The fine folks over at Shutterstock have put together a comprehensive infographic that shows what other films and TV shows were influenced by the Star Wars franchise. As you can imagine, there are tons of movies and TV shows that were in some way influenced by this beloved cinematic galaxy far, far away, but this infographic breaks them down in the best way possible.
That wraps it up for today's Nerd Alert. Do you have any suggestions for future Nerd Alert columns? Hit us up on Twitter @MovieWeb and send us your suggestions, and it may even make it in the next edition. Check back tomorrow for the next installment of Nerd Alert.